Lot 9

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1939 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Coupe

SOLD $35,840


$50,000 - $60,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Deluxe Model with Updated Streamlined Styling
Rare and Sporting Convertible Coupe Body
Pleasing Color Combination
First Year for Hydraulic Brakes
Ford’s Final Year for a Rumble Seat

Technical Specs

221 CID Flathead V-8 Engine
Single 2-Barrel Carburetor
85 BHP at 3,800 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Solid Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
Rear Semi-Floating Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
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This Deluxe Convertible Coupe features a desirable combination of Ford firsts and lasts. Unique to the 1939 Deluxe model was all-new streamlined styling incorporating a lower grille and wide-stance headlights which Ford advertising described as “inspired by the Lincoln-Zephyr.” Mechanically, it was the first year to utilize Lockheed hydraulic brakes; and this would be the final year Ford offered a floor shift as well as a rumble seat, providing open-air pleasure for its motoring companions. The convertible coupe body style was Ford’s most sporting offering for 1939, representing less than 2% of production that year.

This example makes a pleasing presentation finished in dark green paintwork with a black convertible top and a tan interior. Its running boards have been refinished, and the red-painted wheels feature new chrome hubcaps. The classic flathead V-8 has been upgraded with dual exhausts and headers, while reliability enhancements include a new wiring harness. Wide whitewall radial tires make it ready for any open road adventure.

In convertible coupe guise, the driver and front-seat passenger enjoy the flexibility to quickly reconfigure the car to match the mood or weather. Beyond the spirited motoring awaiting its next owner, this rolling piece of nostalgia represents everyday Americana through the automotive lens.